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Broadcast date: November 13, 2014
Our Guest: Richard J. Johnson, M.D.

Dr. Richard J Johnson is Chief of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at the University of Colorado. Dr Johnson received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology in 1975 from the University of Wisconsin, and his M.D. degree in 1979 from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 1986, and in 2000 moved to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he was the Chief of Nephrology. In September 2003 he joined the faculty at the University of Florida as the Chief of Nephrology and the J Robert Cade Professor of Medicine. 

In October 2008 he moved to Denver, Colorado where he is currently Chief of Nephrology. However, he remains an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida and continues with an active collaborative research program. Dr. Johnson is nationally and internationally renowned for his work on mechanisms of renal injury and progression, including in glomerulonephritis, diabetes, and hypertension.

Recent studies have focused on the pathogenesis of essential hypertension and the role of subtle renal injury. He has also performed extensive research on the role of uric acid and fructose in the epidemic of obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and hypertension. He has published over 420 articles, lectured in over 30 countries, and is currently coeditor with John Feehally and Juergen Floege of the very successful clinical textbook, Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology.

He is listed by the Web of Science highly cited list as one of the 250 most cited physicians in the field of Clinical Medicine for the last 20 years. He has published on a wide range of areas, from cobalt poisoning in the Andes, kidney disease in Tibet, the Yanomamo Indians of Southern Venezuela, Lung fluke infections in Indochinese Refugees, evolution of early humans with experts from the Natural History of London, and studies of primates in the San Diego Zoo.

He received the American Society of Nephrology Young Investigator Award in 1994 and is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He has also written a lay book, The Sugar Fix (Rodale), which was published in 2008. 


Broadcast date: November 6, 2014

Special Feature Edition:

Sir Richard Roberts
Nobel Laureate for Medicine/Physiology, 1993.

Sir Richard John Roberts is an English biochemist and molecular biologist. He was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine with 
Phillip Allen Sharp for the discovery of introns in eukaryotic DNA and the mechanism of gene-splicing. Sir Richard is currently the Chief Science Officer of  New England Biolabs and Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University.

Sir Richard Roberts was born in Derby, the son of Edna (Allsop) and John Roberts, an auto mechanic. When he was four, Roberts' family moved to Bath. In Bath, he attended City of Bath Boys' School As a child he at first wanted to be a detective and then, when given a chemistry set, a chemist.

He graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a PhD in 1969. His thesis involved phytochemical studies of neoflavonoids and isoflavonoids.

After becoming a Nobel Laureate in 1993 he was awarded an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Science) by the University of Bath in 1994. In 2005, a multi-million pound expansion to the chemistry department at the University of Sheffield, where he had been a student, was named after him. A refurbished science department at Beechen Cliff School (previously City of Bath Boys' School) was also named after Roberts, who had donated a substantial sum of his Nobel prize winnings to the school.

Sir Richard Roberts was one of the signers of the Humanist Manifesto. He was knighted in the 2008 Birthday Honours. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Patient Innovation, a nonprofit, international, multilingual, free venue for patients and caregivers of any disease to share their innovations.

An autobiographical account of Sir Richard Robert's life can be found here, on the website of the Nobel Prize.


Broadcast Dates: October 2 & 9, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here

Presenting Part IV, our final segment devoted to one of our supporters, Calvary Hospital. 
Our guest: Dr. Sherry Schachter—director of Bereavement Services at Calvary Hospital.


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Broadcast Date: September 25, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here

Special Feature Edition:

Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle, Nobel Laureate, Professor of Physics—MIT

Together with physicists Eric Allin Cornell  and Carl Wieman, Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle won the Nobel Prize in Physics for demonstrating the Bose-Eisenstein Condensate.

Originally from Heidelberg, Germany, Dr. Ketterle is Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He earned his Ph.D in experimental molecular spectroscopy at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics. In 1990 he joined the group of Dr. David E. Pritchard at the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE). Appointed in 1993 to the MIT physics faculty, Dr. Ketterle became the John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics at MIT in 1998. Dr. Ketterle serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE), and participates in the Distinguished Lecture Series of CEE's flagship program for high school students, the Research Science Institute (RSI), which Dr. Ketterle's own son Jonas attended in 2003.

A passionate athlete, Dr. Ketterle is also a runner featured in the December 2009 issue of Runner's World; "I'm a Runner"—the full article is here. Dr. Ketterle spoke of taking his running shoes to Stockholm when he received the Nobel Prize and happily running in the early dusk.

  • Please click here for the Nobel Foundation's page about Dr. Ketterle and his colleagues.
  • Here, you will find Dr. Ketterle's official MIT page.
  • A video from Dr. Ketterle's Nobel Lecture on atoms behaving like waves and the Bose-Einstein Condensate can be seen here.

 


Broadcast Date: September 11, 2014.
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here

We present an hour of music created In Memoriam to the victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001.


Broadcast Date: Thursday, September 4 & 18, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

Our guest for Part III of our series devoted to Calvary Hospital:
Nancy D'Agostino,  RN, MSN, Vice President, Community Patient Services—Calvary Hospital.

Nancy D'Agostino, RN, MSN, Vice President, Community Patient Services—Calvary Hospital. Photo: Courtesy of Calvary Hospital

Nancy D'Agostino, RN, MSN, Vice President,
Community Patient Services—Calvary Hospital.

Photo: Courtesy of Calvary Hospital

 

Broadcast Date: Thursday, August 14 & 28, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here
We present Part II of our tribute to Calvary Hospital, among the supporters of our program.
Joining us today is
Michael Brescia, M.D.—Executive Medical Directory of Calvary Hospital.

  Michael Brescia, M.D.—Executive Medical Director, Calvary Hospital Photo: Courtesy of Calvary Hospital

 

Michael Brescia, M.D.—Executive Medical Director, Calvary Hospital
Photo: Courtesy of Calvary Hospital

Joining us today is
Michael Brescia, M.D.—Executive Medical Directory of Calvary Hospital.
Dr. Brescia's passion for medicine comes from his exceptional sensitivity for the human condition. Dr. Brescia's storied career spans decades of seemingly miraculous developments in patient care, bio-medical sciences and technology. He is renowned for his contribution to the creation of the Brescia-Cimino Fistula, the most common means utilized for hemodialysis over the last 40 years, making this life saving treatment available to millions. He was instrumental in securing full accreditation for Calvary Hospital in the 1960s and has been the driving force behind many of its most successful initiatives including The Palliative Care Institute, The Center for Curative & Palliative Wound Care, and its Hospice, Home Care, and Nursing Home Hospice. Calvary's Inpatient service and Outpatient Clinic are models for national and international palliative care programs.
What distinguishes Calvary from other health care facilities is the individual care it provides each patient and family, founded in the guiding principles of compassion, respect for the dignity of every patient, and non-abandonment of our patients and families.
Dr. Brescia and his colleague James Cimino, MD are the co-authors of Calvary Hospital, A Model for Palliative Care in Advanced Cancer.

 

Broadcast Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

Stephanie Mastropaolo—Coordinator of the Family Care Center, Calvary Hospital.

Stephanie Mastropaolo—Coordinator of the Family Care Center, Calvary Hospital.

In tribute to our sponsor, Calvary Hospital, we present an encore presentation of Part 1 of our radio portrait of Calvary Hospital; our interview with Stephanie Mastropaolo—coordinator of the Family Care center at Calvary.
Stephanie Mastropaolo is a licensed master of social work and has worked at Calvary as a social worker since 2005. As the Coordinator of the Family Care Center, Ms. Mastropaolo is responsible for organizing and implementing all services and programs housed in the FCC. She is available to provide one-on-one counseling to family members of Calvary inpatients. Additionally, she facilitates various support groups for family members. Ms. Mastropaolo collaborates with community resources, bringing them in to Calvary Hospital to educate family members to their services. Not only do we treat our patients with the utmost care but at Calvary Hospital we treat our families with the same regard.Ms. Mastropaolo was graduated from The George Washington University in Washington, DC with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and from Hunter College where she received her Master of Social Work degree, majoring in Group Work.

Broadcast Date:

Thursday, July 24, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—

BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

Special Feature Edition:
Nobel Laureate
Dr. Thomas Sudhof, MD
Stanford University
Originally from Gottingen, German, Dr. Sudhof earned the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2013, together with with Drs. James Rothman and Randy Schekman. Join us for a remarkable dialogue as Dr. Sudhof speaks about his work, the state of science and research in the U.S.—and of how he owes it all to his basoon teacher from his schooldays, Herbert Tauscher.

Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.
Lena & Julian share a dialogue on this week's broadcast. Join us for a live discussion!

Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.
Lena Live brings you an hour of music by Ludwig van Beethoven and Sergei Prokofiev.

Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 3, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

The Letters of Ludwig van Beethoven
Our producer and music director Julian Lampert reads letters written by Beethoven to his patron, close friend, and student, the Archduke Rudolph of Austria. These letters, together with the Heiligenstadt Testament written to his brothers, expose the innermost being of Beethoven—they are our most valuable glimpses into the hidden torments of this revolutionary genius, only second to his music; please join us for this exploration of Beethoven, in his own words.

Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

Our producer and music director Julian Lampert takes a glimpse into the late 18th and early 19th centuries of classical music. Our exploration will feature conversation and lots of piano music—join us!

Special Feature Edition:

Calvary Hospital:                 A Three-Part Tribute to our Sponsor
                                       Broadcasts on June 5, August 14, and August 21, 2014

                                                      BBS Internet Radio—Station One

Our documentary will trace Calvary's rich history from its inception in the late 19th century to becoming  America's premier institution for palliative and hospice care. We will profile five individuals who reflect the core values of Calvary Hospital:

  • Dr. Michael Brescia, MD—Executive Medical Director. Dr. Brescia is also a pioneer of medicine, having invented the arteriovenous fistula with Dr. James Cimino, MD.
  • Nancy D'Agostino, RN, MSN—Vice President, Community Patient Service
  • Missy Cohen-Pirinea—the widow of a Calvary patient who has graciously volunteered to share her extraordinary story.
  • Stephanie Mastropaolo, LMSW—Coordinator & Social Worker for the Family Care Center
  • Dr. Sherry Schachter, Ph.D, FT—Director Bereavement Services

Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

June marks the 10th Anniversary of the Family Care Center. We speak to the Family Care Center's director and Coordinator Stephanie Mastropaolo, LMSW and to Missy Cohen-Pirinea who shares her extraordinary story of courage and humanity.

 

Special Feature Edition:
Dr. Joan Vernikos, former director of Life Sciences—NASA

Broadcast Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

Photo: Paula Jo Jaconetta

Photo: Paula Jo Jaconetta

For her research and leadership in the space sciences, Joan received numerous awards including the Strughold and Leverett Awards from the Aerospace Medical Association, the Jeffries Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Women in Aerospace, NASA's Exceptional Scientific Achievement and two Exceptional Leadership Awards.

In 2009 her work for the health and safety of astronauts was recognized by the American Astronautical Society with the Melbourne W Boynton Award. 

Dr. Vernikos with Senator John Glenn, the first American in space Photo: Geoffrey C. Hazzan

Dr. Vernikos with Senator John Glenn, the first American in space
Photo: Geoffrey C. Hazzan

In 2010 her work of bringing her research results from space to help people on earth live active independent lives by Managing Stress and Healthy Aging was recognized by the Hellenic American Womens' Council (HAWC) with their Aristeon Award. The International Academy of Astronautics also awarded her the Life Sciences Book Award for her book The G-Connection: Harness Gravity and Reverse Aging.


Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 3, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

Special Feature Edition:
Dr. Thomas Sudhof, M.D.
2013 Nobel Laureate for Medicine,
Professor of Medicine, Stanford University Medical School

© Howard Hughes Medical Institute Photo: Tony Avelar

© Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Photo: Tony Avelar

Thomas Christian Südhof (born December 22, 1955) is a German-American biochemist well known for his study of synaptic transmission. Currently, he is a professor in the School of Medicine in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, and by courtesy in Neurology, and in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.[2]

He is the co-awardee of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (with James Rothman and Randy Schekman) for work on vesicle trafficking.

A German native, Südhof was born in Göttingen in 1955. He spent his childhood in Göttingen and Hannover, and was a graduate from the Hannover Waldorf School in 1975. Südhof studied medicine at the RWTH Aachen University, Harvard University, and then the University of Göttingen where, in 1982, he obtained his M.D. The same year, Südhof finished work on his doctoral thesis, in which he described the structure and function of chromaffin cells, at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in the lab of Victor P. Whittaker. After a brief postdoctoral fellowship in Whittaker’s lab, Südhof moved to the United States in 1983, where he began postdoctoral training in the department of molecular genetics at the University of Texas Health Science Center (now the UT Southwestern Medical Center) in Dallas, Texas, under the supervision of Michael Stuart Brown and Joseph L. Goldstein.

During his postdoctoral fellowship, Südhof worked to describe the role of the LDL receptor in cholesterol metabolism, for which Brown and Goldstein were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1985. Südhof finished his postdoctoral training in 1986 and was made an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He was also given his own laboratory at UT Southwestern Medical Center where he focused on the Presynaptic Neuron for over 20 years.

In 2008, Südhof moved to Stanford University and is currently the Avram Goldstein Professor in the School of Medicine as well as a Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Psychiatry, and Neurology.

He ascribed his powers of analysis and concentration to boyhood lessons with his bassoon teacher, Herbert Tauscher.


Broadcast Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

Special Feature Edition:
Dr. Michael Levitt
Professor of Structural Biology, Stanford University Medical School

Photo: A. Mahmoud

Michael Levitt was born in Pretoria, South Africa, to a Jewish family from Plunge, Lithuania; his father was Lithuanian and his mother was of Czech descent. He attended Sunnyside Primary School and then Pretoria Boys High School between 1960 and 1962. The family moved to England when he was 15. Levitt spent 1963 studying applied mathematics at the University of Pretoria. He attended King's College London, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1967.

In 1967, he visited Israel for the first time. Together with his Israeli wife, Rina, a multimedia artist, he left to study at Cambridge, where his three children were born. In 1979, he returned to Israel and conducted research at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, becoming an Israeli citizen in 1980. He served in the Israeli Defense Forces for six weeks in 1985. In 1986, he began teaching at Stanford, and since then has split his time between Israel and California.

Levitt holds American, British and Israeli citizenship (he is the 6th Israeli to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in under a decade).

Levitt spends time every year in Israel, where his wife and children live.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.
Feature story about the life & art of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin (1872—1915).

Scriabin single-handedly launched the age of modern music in the 20'th century. He also invented the first multimedia device in the history of musical performance: a multi-colored light projection system for use during musical performance, invented shortly after the advent of Thomas Edison's light bulbs.

Join us as our artistic director Julian Lampert explores the extraordinary and short life of Alexander Scriabin, one of music's most visionary geniuses.


Thursday, April 17, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

Special Feature Presentation:

Dr. Craig Buhler—pioneer of Sports Medicine, practitioner of the AMIT method.

Dr. Buhler has treated a host of distinguished athletes, including Olympic Legend Picabo Street and NBL All-star John Stockton.

Dr. Buhler received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1978 from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland Oregon. While attending Chiropractic College he had the opportunity to work and study with the late Dr. Alan Beardall during the development of what became known as Clinical Kinesiology.

After graduation Dr. Buhler completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Utah school of Medicine in the physiology department focusing on the conditions of motor physiology.

Dr. Buhler served as the team sports chiropractor for the Utah Jazz Basketball for 25 years. In addition to being on the medical team of the Jazz he has a successful practice in Utah for 35 years. In June of 2002 he established the AMIT Clinic in Kaysville, Utah.

During his tenure with the Utah Jazz he was instrumental in creating the lowest "Player Missed Games due to Injury Rate" of any team in the NBA for 26 years. Establishing the effectiveness of the AMIT body of work.

This work has been validated at the elite level of athletics over the course of his 33 years career. He has treated world class and elite athletes as well as the general public who testify of his special ability to assist them in improved performance and wellness. Traveling with five patients to the 2010 Vancouver winter games, two of them won medals one Bronze and one Gold Medal.

Speaking nationally and internationally, Dr. Buhler patients travel from all over the world to experience the healing benefits of this transformational work. Please refer to seminars for more information about becoming an AMIT practitioner. Or AMIT Affiliate?

Dr. Buhler enjoys spending time with his six daughters, skiing and riding horses. His passion is assisting young athletes in reaching their full potential and finding their dreams come true.

One of several video presentations of Dr. Buhler can be found here.

Elli Ochowicz, Olympic Speed Skater

Thursday, April 10, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

For the first time, we welcome         Kris Black, graphics designer and author of "Squarespace 6 for Dummies".
Kris has an interest in all things geeky, whether it's the latest announcement from Apple, or learning the latest technique in web design. He and his wife, Stacey, have two awesome kids and two lazy hound dogs.

In addition to Kris' work for black&hue, he is also the author of Squarespace 6 For Dummies, a book about using Squarespace, an online publishing platform for building websites. Read more about his book and his other interests on his website, Kris Black Studio, a collection of his creative work and ideas.

"Sqaurespace 6 for Dummies" can be found in here.

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

Re-broadcast of a Special Feature Presentation:

Nobel Laureate Wolfgang Ketterle, professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
— Albert Einstein

Together with physicists Eric Allin Cornell  and Carl Wieman, Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle won the Nobel Prize in Physics for demonstrating the Bose-Eisenstein Condensate.
Originally from Heidelberg, Germany, Dr. Ketterle is Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He earned his Ph.D in experimental molecular spectroscopy at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics. In 1990 he joined the group of Dr. David E. Pritchard at the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE). Appointed in 1993 to the MIT physics faculty,     Dr. Ketterle became the John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics at MIT in 1998. Dr. Ketterle serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE), and participates in the Distinguished Lecture Series of CEE's flagship program for high school students, the Research Science Institute (RSI), which Dr. Ketterle's own son Jonas attended in 2003.
A passionate athlete, Dr. Ketterle is also a runner featured in the December 2009 issue of Runner's World; "I'm a Runner"—the full article is here. Dr. Ketterle spoke of taking his running shoes to Stockholm when he received the Nobel Prize and happily running in the early dusk.

  • Please click here for the Nobel Foundation's page about Dr. Ketterle and his colleagues.
  • Here, you will find Dr. Ketterle's official MIT page.
  • A video from Dr. Ketterle's Nobel Lecture on atoms behaving like waves and the Bose-Einstein Condensate can be seen here.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

Celebrating the release of two albums, "Lampert in Concert" and "Taking Notes", we feature the music of composer & pianist Julian Lampert—our artistic director and producer.

I was astonished to hear Julian play parts of Beethoven’s “Appassionata” and then his own gospel music. For such a range of music to be covered by one individual is highly rare; his talent is universal.
— Dr. Billy Taylor

Photo: C.G. Vincent

 

Julian Lampert's hallmark is versatility; between the music of Gibbons, Bach, Beeethoven, Chopin. and Rachmaninoff, to his own compositions within the classical, jazz, and latin genres, Julian covers over 400 years of musical styles. 

He has just released two albums which can be found on i-Tunes: "Lampert in Concert", featuring the music of Haydn, Beethoven, Scriabin, and Prokofiev, and "Taking Notes" with music by Julian Lampert.

 

 

 

 


Thursday, February 27, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

Dr. Mark Sircus—doctor of Oriential and Pastoral Medicine.

Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P) (acupuncturist, doctor of oriental and pastoral medicine) is a prolific writer and author of some astounding medical and health-related books. Dr. Sircus’s methods are based on medical science and long years of clinical experience, not only his own but experiences of doctors from around the world who have been practicing brilliant medicine.
His books are heavily referenced, but the layperson finds little difficulty in understanding his presentation of medical topics. For many years Dr. Sircus has been researching into the human condition and into the causes of disease; he has distilled many of the divergent medical systems into a new form of medicine that he has coined Natural Allopathic Medicine.
Natural Allopathic Medicine represents a new therapeutic principle that revolutionizes both allopathic and naturopathic medicine offering a radical shift in medical thought and practice. Dr. Sircus’s protocol addresses foundational physiology. It focuses on pH management, cell voltage, magnesium and iodine medicine, cannabinoid medicine, carbon dioxide medicine, re-mineralization of the body, increasing oxygen transport and oxygenation of the tissues, opening up of blood vessels, saturation and healing of cells with concentrated nutrition via superfoods, breathing retraining, emotional transformation processing, detoxification and removal of heavy metals and radioactive particles.
The exciting part of Dr. Sircus’s protocol is that it is easy to learn and anyone can start implementing it even while being treated by other approaches. Secondly, with a recent medical breakthrough—a legalized form of medical marijuana now available throughout the world—Dr. Sircus’s protocol is entirely legal.
With the publication of Dr. Sircus’s Treatment Essentials book, which actually teaches people to put into practice this medical approach, anyone will now have access to the information that will enable them to take charge of their own health.
Dr. Sircus’s approach is humanitarian because it pays attention to the majority who cannot afford expensive medical treatments or pharmaceutical drugs. With the Natural Allopathic Medicine protocol, people with limited funds can make use of the top three medicinals mentioned above—magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), and iodine—to inexpensively treat most health problems. Add breathing retraining, CBD, superfoods, vitamin C, plenty of water good enough to be called a medicine, enough sun, daily magnesium massages and one will improve or cure almost any ailment.

Thursday, February 20, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

Benjamin Kennedy, Associate Professor of Mathematics,
Gettysburg College

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We turn to mathematician
Dr. Benjamin Kennedy, Associate Professor at Gettysburg College,
to help us understand some of the history behind math and to talk about dynamical systems—an area of his expertise. Dr. Kennedy earned his Ph.D at Rutgers University and his BA at Swarthmore College. He has published in the "Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics", "Differential and Integral Equations", Electronic Journal of Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations", "Journal of Dynamics and Differential Equations", and "Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems".   
 
Dr. Kennedy's passion outside of math is music; he plays jazz piano and has written, performed, and recorded much of his own music  He is married to
Dr. Sonya Del Tredici, a physician, and has two children who often reject, but then grudgingly concede to their father's logic.


SPECIAL FEATURE EDITION:

Nobel Laureate Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Nobel Prize winner Wolfgang Ketterle speaks with Lena Miremonde and the show's producer Julian Lampert about the wave and particle natures of atoms, and of how our lives are directly impacted by the latest developments in physics.

Thursday, February 13, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here
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The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
— Albert Einstein
Photo: Kenneth C. Zirkel

Photo: Kenneth C. Zirkel

Together with physicists Eric Allin Cornell  and Carl Wieman, Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle won the Nobel Prize in Physics for demonstrating the Bose-Eisenstein Condensate.
Originally from Heidelberg, Germany, Dr. Ketterle is Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He earned his Ph.D in experimental molecular spectroscopy at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics. In 1990 he joined the group of Dr. David E. Pritchard at the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE). Appointed in 1993 to the MIT physics faculty,     Dr. Ketterle became the John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics at MIT in 1998. Dr. Ketterle serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE), and participates in the Distinguished Lecture Series of CEE's flagship program for high school students, the Research Science Institute (RSI), which Dr. Ketterle's own son Jonas attended in 2003.
A passionate athlete, Dr. Ketterle is also a runner featured in the December 2009 issue of Runner's World; "I'm a Runner"—the full article is here. Dr. Ketterle spoke of taking his running shoes to Stockholm when he received the Nobel Prize and happily running in the early dusk.

  • Please click here for the Nobel Foundation's page about Dr. Ketterle and his colleagues.
  • Here, you will find Dr. Ketterle's official MIT page.
  • A video from Dr. Ketterle's Nobel Lecture on atoms behaving like waves and the Bose-Einstein Condensate can be seen here.
     

Thursday, February 6, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

Beth Levin, concert pianist

Miss Levin, who has well-drilled fingers and temperament to spare, romped through the nonstop virtuoso writing. But it was not all her show, and she subdued herself to let the other instruments have their say when the score indicated which, in all truth, is not too often. It was a bracing performance.
— Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times
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We are honored to welcome one of the greatest concert artists of our time, Beth Levin—pianist, Renaissance Lady, and Woman of Letters.

Ms. Levin's latest album, "A Single Breath", a recording of Beethoven's last three piano sonatas, can be found on Navona Records here and is available on Amazon and iTunes.

Beth Levin's live performance of the last three sonatas, in Bavaria, Germany, can be see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlturZRskg4

Beth Levin appears with the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto, the "Emperor", on Sunday, February 9 at 3pm; Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank New Jersey.

Beth Levin's artistry invokes an uncanny sense of hearing for the first time
works long thought familiar, as though the pianist herself were discovering
a piece in the playing of it. Such a style of refreshment and renewal can be
traced back to Levin's unique artistic lineage. As a child prodigy, she made
her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 12. She was subsequently
taught and guided by legendary pianists such as Rudolf Serkin, Leonard
Shure, Dorothy Taubman and Paul Badura-Skoda (who praised her as "a pianist
of rare qualities and the highest professional caliber"). Her deep well of
experience allows Levin to reach back through the golden age of the Romantic
composers and connect to the sources of the great pianistic traditions, to
Bach, to Mozart, to Beethoven.

Levin has appeared as a concerto soloist with numerous symphony orchestras,
including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Boston
Civic Symphony and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. She has worked with noted
conductors such as Arthur Fiedler, Tonu Kalam, Milton Katims, Joseph
Silverstein and Benjamin Zander. Chamber music festival collaborations have
brought her to the Marlboro Festival, Casals Festival, Harvard, the
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Ankara Music Festival and the Blue Hill
Festival, collaborating with such groups such as the Gramercy Trio (founding
member), the Audubon Quartet, the Vermeer Quartet and the Trio Borealis,
with which she has toured extensively.

Among Levin's recordings are live performances of Bach's Goldberg
Variations, (Centaur Records, 2008) and Beethoven's Diabelli Variations
(Centaur Records, 2011).  Her interpretation of the Diabelli Variations has
been described as "consistently fascinating" (Steve Smith, NY Times) and
simply "stunning" (Robert Levine, Stereophile Magazine). Of Levin's Goldberg
Variations, Peter Burwasser of Fanfare Magazine stated that she plays "as if
she is in love with the notes....with always the sense that she is exploring
Bach's genius." Her performances have been broadcast on National Public
Radio, WGBH (Boston), WFMT (Chicago) and WNYC, WNYE and WQXR (New York).

For all her devotion to the Romantic canon, Levin remains committed to the
performance of the music of our time, interpreting composers such as Henryk
Gorecki, Scott Wheeler, Mohammed Farouz and Michael Rose, among many others.
Her closest collaborators have been the composers David Del Tredici and
Andrew Rudin, both of whom have written works for her.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

Kris Black—author of "Squarespace 6 for Dummies";
Author of the highly anticipated "Squarespace 6 for Dummies", we welcome Kris for the first time to talk about his book, his work as a webdesigner and cartoonist. Upon finishing the University of Southern Carolina, Kris evolved as a web design guru and, after becoming a Squarespace designer, he and colleague Stephanie Copple established what has grown into one of America's premiere design studios—"Black & Hue".  Kris and his wife Stacey have two children and reside in South Carolina. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014
7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

Sarah Kendzior—Writer, Commentator, News Analyst and Consultant; appearing at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific 
Together with Bill & Hillary Clinton, Pope Francis and a select few among journalists throughout the world, Sarah Kendzior was named by Foreign Policy Magazine as one of the “the 100 people you should be following on Twitter to make sense of global events”. In October 2013, St. Louis Magazine profiled Ms. Kendzior as one of 15 inspirational people under 35 in St. Louis. Frequently in the media, Sarah has appeared on the BBC World Service, CBC, HuffPost Live, and Al-Jazeerah for whom she is an op-ed columnist. Among Ms. Kendzior's specialties are the authoritarian states of Central Asia and the former Soviet Union. The work of this prodigious writer is indispensable for a thorough understanding of what is happening behind the scenes of our world. We are honored to welcome Sarah to "Lena Live" for the first time. 


Thursday, January 9, 2014, 7pm, Eastern Time—BBS Radio, Station One, found here.

Featured Guest: Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND

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“Magnesium is indeed the unsung hero and is a key nutriceutical that everybody needs to know about. . . . This book needs to be read by any individual wishing to improve their quality of life. . . . Dr Dean has the best credentials in bringing solutions to those suffering from the hidden magnesium disorders that affect most of us.”
— Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N.

Lena Live begins 2014 with                                      Dr. Carolyn Dean, a powerhouse of knowledge, experience and wisdom within Medicine. Dr. Dean is a medical doctor, naturopath, acupuncturist, lecturer and consultant. She is an internationally acclaimed author of over thirty books, including "IBS for Dummies", "IBS Cookbook for Dummies", and "How To Change Your Life With Magnesium" among others. Presently, Dr. Dean is Medical Director the Nutritional Magnesium Association. She is President of Hallmark-Dean Academy, U.S., and Hallmark-Dean Laboratory working closely with Danna Hallmark, inventor of a unique functional, computerized, urinalysis lab test. Dr. Dean and Ms. Hallmark teach Laboratory Technician, Wellness Counselor, and Certified Naturopath courses in their licensed school, building a network of practitioners in their National Wellness Project. Dr. Dean's website can be found here.

Dr. Dean's books can be found on Amazon, here


 

*Thursday, December 19, 7pm, Eastern Time—BBS Radio, Station One, found here:

 

*Thursday, December 12, 7pm, Eastern Time—BBS Radio, Station One, found here:

We are honored to welcome back celebrity attorney and humanitarian 
Mark Barondess—author of "What Were YoThinking?!"

Photo: Funk & Bolton Attorneys at Law

Dr. Olivia Hooker, whose heroism was honored by President Clinton and New York State Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins, will be our guest. She was the first African-American to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard; we are grateful for her heroic service during the Second World War. Dr. Hooker was recently honored in New York State—details and her remarkable biography can be found here.

 

Lena speaks to Mr. Barondess about Prescription Drugs—particularly about vital issues surrounding the ordering of these drugs online from overseas.

The praise of the work of Mr. Barondess is well-recognized. Larry King has called him “one of our nation’s top attorneys,” and Montel Williams echoed those words, terming him “one of the top lawyers in the country.” An article in The Washington Post gave Mr. Barondess the unprecedented accolade of “superlawyer.” Until his retirement from CNN, Mr. Barondess represented for over 21 years the interests of Larry King and his affiliated companies as his general counsel. Other high-profile clients have included a former Presidential candidate, an Academy Award winning actress, two Emmy award winners, a Grammy Award winner, and various local sports legends including two Olympic Gold Medalists. Mr. Barondess has also represented members of Congress and senior officials in the Federal Executive Branch of Government.
Mr. Bardoness' full biography can be found here.

 

 

 

 

With Lena Live—hosted by Prof. Lena Miremonde and produced by Julian Lampert—The Miremonde Center grows beyond its borders with radio programs that provide a platform on the air for our listeners to interact with our guests. From physicians, journalists, and filmmakers, to songwriters, dentists and politicians, all of our guests have one characteristic in common—they are all philosophers in their own rights.

 

"Lena Live" airs on BBS Internet Radio, the world's premier internet-based radio station. Our program airs twice per month on Thursdays, at 7pm Eastern Time/4pm Pacific Time on BBS Station One. Our show's page can be found here

Among our guests have been the following: 

Carol Roth—CNBC commentator and New York Times Best-selling author of "The Entrepreneur Equation"

Mark Barondess—celebrity attorney, author of "What Were You Thinking?" , Board Member, We Are Family Foundation

Dr. Stephen Nissen—Cleveland Clinic's Chief Cardiologist and coauthor, together with Dr. Marc Gillinov, of "Heart 411"

Dr. J. Tim Rainey, DMD—creator of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, pioneer of dental medicine

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins —New York State Senator, serving the 35th Senate District. 

Diana Schwarzbein, M.D.—Endocrinologist, award-winning author of "The Schwarzbein Principle", "The Schwarzbein Vegetarian Cookbook" 

Echan Deravy—aka, John Craig; filmmaker, cultural anthropologist